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Table 1 An overview of tick life stage placement on different body parts of red deer (n = 33), Norway

From: Attachment site selection of life stages of Ixodes ricinus ticks on a main large host in Europe, the red deer (Cervus elaphus)

  Ear Neck Leg Groin Back Total
Larvae 54 7 180 13 2 256
Nymphs 848 31 257 50 0 1186
Adult males 38 326 1 200 14 579
Adult females 73 374 2 319 24 792
Larvae (%) 5.3 0.9 40.9 2.2 5.0 9.1
Nymphs (%) 83.7 4.2 58.4 8.6 0 42.2
Adults (%) 11.0 94.9 0.7 89.2 95.0 48.7
Size of skin piece (dm2) 1.77 4.50 1.87 3.05 4.14  
Density of all ticks (/dm2) 17.3 4.97 7.13 5.78 0.29